Superb property of 450sqm, sitting on 2.5 hectares of land, facing one of the most beautiful perched village of the Luberon. Garden lanscaped with stone swimming pool and fountains.
After crossing a superb provencal iron conservatory, you enter a large living area of 100m2 located on the first floor which benefits from the wonderful view. This floor has an open plan area which includes:
Kitchen fully equipped and open plan with a pantry
Large dining room with large windows overlooking the garden and access to the wrap around balcony. Steps lead up from the garden.
Living room with fireplace,
Dining area, all opening onto a large L-shaped terrace to the south and west.
Off this open plan area there is a rear hall leading to the office, toilets and the ensuite bedroom 1 .
The house has 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms spread over three floors.
On the ground floor, a large living room has 4 beautiful bedrooms off it, each with a bathroom or a shower room, and a laundry room.
To the west are the 7th bedroom with shower room + wc and an independent studio the 8th bedroom with its bathroom and kitchenette.
Most of these rooms have direct access to terraces or the garden.
A master suite is off the large rear hallway and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and dressing room.
A natural stone staircase leads to the second bedroom and its superb view with shower room and toilet.
Facing south, a beautiful swimming pool of 10 x 5m tiled entirely in travertine, secured by an iron fence and superb roses bushes.
A large fully equipped summer kitchen/pool house with a canopy and pizza oven, a storage room, a shower and a separate toilet.
The 2.5 hectare site is landscaped around the house with lawns, ornamental plants and a fountain. It is also protected by an electric barrier against nocturnal wildlife. The rest of the land is left to natural woodland.
The house sits upon his own hill overlooking the Luberon valley the closest village is the well known beautiful medieval perched village of Menerbes is 5 minutes by car, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to the west.
Menerbes sits on top of its ridge skirted by vineyards and lavender, within the ‘golden triangle’ of the Luberon, and has very good amenities: 3 restaurants (6 at lunchtime), a good bakery, two small grocery stores and an ice cream parlour. Coming soon (2018) is a medical centre with doctor’s surgery, lab and pharmacy. It’s an ideal base in the Luberon, and also member of the prestigious classification ‘The Most Beautiful Villages of France’.
If you remember the books of Peter Mayle, like ‘A Year in Provence’, it was living in Menerbes that served as his inspiration.
Menerbes has its own primary school for ages up to 11, and the next school for 11-16 years old (middle school) is the College du Calavon 10 minutes away, which is served by a school bus.
Within a few minutes’ drive are other notable perched villages of the Luberon like Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Goult and Roussillon. The nearest town is Cavaillon (15 minutes), while the city of Avignon is 40 minutes away, and Marseille airport is 1 hour.
What we like about this house
Location: Set within the Luberon “Golden Triangle” and on the doorstep of Menerbes, the property is an ideal base to explore all that the region has to offer.
Flexibility: This could either be run as 4 rental units, or 3 rentals and an on-site owner’s home, or converted back to an individual home.
Design: Contemporary Provencal style, which works very well in the rental market. Natural moca cream stone brings a real cachet to the floor of the house. Wooden and iron windows.
Furniture: Possibility of acquiring part of the furniture.
Parking space: Below, two garages and a garden workshop, as well as a large car park for 10 vehicles.
The nearest international airports to Menerbes are Marseille (70km/43 miles), Nice (238km/148 miles), Nimes (91km/56 miles), Montpellier (131km/81 miles).
The nearest TGV high-speed rail stations are Avignon TGV (39km/24 miles) and Aix-en-Provence TGV (74km/46 miles).
CE: C – 104 kWep/m2 GES: D – 30kg eqCO2/